8 OCTOBER 2001

Contact Information
P.O. Box 6828
Davidson, NC 28036-6828
Phone: 704-894-6140

May 2002-Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from Davidson College (Expected)
June 1998-Decatur High School in Decatur, GA ­Academic Excellence Diploma

Research Interests
-Behavioral ecology and conservation biology of amphibians and reptiles, specifically the ecology and conservation snakes.
-The use of technology and data acquisition in monitoring animals.

Research Projects
-2001-Present  Mark-Recapture study of aquatic turtles
-2001 Herpetofaunal Biodiversity of the Ramah Creek Conservation Easement
-2001 Eastern Bluebird (Sialia sialis) adult/chick condition and mating behavior on golf course vs. non-golf course habitats (with Dr. Mark Stanback, Carrie Riley, Bradley Escaravage, Maury Gage, Wrenn Martin, Meg Seifert, and Ambrose Tuscano)                  -2000 Biodiversity of Cowanıs Ford Wildlife Refuge (With Jamye Pleasants)
-1999 Heart Rate as an Indicator of Metabolism for the Rubber Boa (Charina bottae) (With Sarah Muffleman)

Stroupe, D. A. and M. E. Dorcas. in press. The apparent persistence of Crotalus horridus in the western Piedmont of North Carolina. Herpetological Review.

Presentations at Scientific Meetings
Stroupe, D. A. and M. E. Dorcas. Biodiversity of the Ramah Creek Conservation Easement. Annual Meeting of the Association of Southeastern Biologists. Boone, NC. April, 2002. (Expected)

Funding (Current and Past)
2001 Robert Stone Environmental Fund (with Kristine Grayson and J.D. Willson)-Environmental Service Fund "Habitat enhancement of the Davidson College Ecological Preserve" - $1550                                                                                                            2001 Stone Fund ­ "Biodiversity of Amphibians and Reptiles of the Ramah
Creek Conservation Easement" - $171
2001 Davidson College Biology Department Research Grant. "Biodiversity
of Amphibians and Reptiles of the Ramah Creek Conservation Easement" - $500

Recent Employment
2001-Present Herpetology lab technician for Dr. Mike Dorcas
        --Database Management
        --Measuring length and mass of various snakes
        --Inserting PIT tags into snakes
        --Checking turtle traps
        --Measuring length and mass of various turtles
        --Creating a code for each turtle to be used for mark-recapture studies
        --General animal care
        --Making web sites for various research projects
        --Checking a drift fence
        --Obtaining GPS Coordinates for all observed animals
        --Educational talks to community 
May-August 2000 Intern with Small Mammals/Birds at Zoo Atlanta
                --Observing animal behavior
                --General animal care
                --Giving animals medication
                --Preparation of daily diets
                --Creating "enrichment" activities for the animals
                --Exhibit construction and modification
                --Educational talks to community
Professional Organizations
Association of Southeastern Biologists
Central Carolina Amphibian and Reptile Initiative
Partners in Amphibian and Reptile Conservation
Beta Beta Beta Biological Society

Davidson Organizations
Bonner Community Service Scholar
Davidson College Ultimate Frisbee Team (Co-Captain)
Environmental Action Coalition
Students for a Free Tibet

Courses of Interest taken at Davidson
- Geographical Information Systems
-Behavioral Ecology of Eastern Bluebirds
-Independent Research: Biodiversity Study of the Ramah Creek Conservation Easement
-Amphibian/Reptile Conservation
-Biology of HIV/AIDS
-Comparative Anatomy of the Vertebrates
-Animal Physiology
- Humankind Evolving
-Studies in Literature and the Environment
-Literary Analysis

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